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Obama warns North Korea against missile test launch

US President Barack Obama has warned North Korea that it will “achieve nothing by threats or by provocations”.The warning comes as North Korea prepares to launch a long-range missile which Pyongyang says will put a satellite in orbit, BBC informs. Mr Obama was speaking in Seoul with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak ahead of global nuclear security talks. The two leaders said North Korea risked further sanctions and isolation if it did not cancel its launch plans.The launch of the missile is scheduled for 12-16 April, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of the country late Great Leader Kim Il-sung. On Sunday, South Korean defence officials said the main body of the rocket had been moved to the launch site in preparation. Top officials from 54 countries including China and Russia will attend the summit. Among them Romanian head of state Traian Basescu. The summit is to focus on nuclear security and to combat nuclear security. The summit takes place during March 26-27 and is to unfold in three working sessions.

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